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Hialeah Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2889 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

It's the best school because we have the best students and great teachers! They actually care for us and our new principal really seems to be making a change for the better! Thanks for caring!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2009

I love the caring staff at HHS. To name a few great teachers: Mr. Mayorca, Mr. Santoyo, Mr. Gonzalez, Mrs. Nunez, and many more. However, the school is in need of many Updates and cleanup. The engineering class needs better equipment and the whole school needs to be pressure cleaned and disinfected. Also, it would be nice if the principal demonstrates pride for the school by showing up at some of the student's performances and events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

i am a former student and thought this school was horrible in many ways. i missed class almost every day and still graduated in the top 5%. The teachers are not motivated and the students arent as well.


Posted January 19, 2008

Its an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Even though we didn't score well in the FCAT, the students are great! They are a bit lazy, but very intelligent. Next year we will show everyone how great Hialeah is and how great we can be. Go Thoroughbreds!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2007

i think hialeah senior high is the best school, the teachers are good and nice. the principles also are good, i love my school. greetings from michelle
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

its a really good school with good administration
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

Although the physical school accomodations have been expanded within the past few years adding to student classroom capacity the school for those not fortunate enough to be enrolled in AP or honors classes presents a dismal educational prospect. They would do better obtaining an online GED than have their time wasted at this school. If your child is enrolled in honors/AP courses then outcome may be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

In my experience at Hialeah High (graduated 2004) the teachers are great. And as I started getting closer to senior year the teachers became more involved and were really nice. This was my experience. So I would consider the academics pretty good. As for sports and art and extra curricular activities this school is quite well noted in drama, band, and chorus. For sports, this is more of a baseball school, but the football program is very solid and so are the other sports.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

632 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

673 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

674 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

753 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

462 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
23%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

693 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

749 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

720 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 93%
Black 5%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 72%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. VERENA CABRERA
Fax number
  • (305) 828-5513

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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251 East 47th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
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Phone: (305) 822-1500

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